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The Letters of St Paul are the most famous letters from the ancient world to survive, but they were among millions of letters sent by ordinary people about ordinary subjects. The Chester Beatty in Dublin is home to one such ...

Emo Court in Co. Laois was for 30 years home to a Jesuit by the name of Frank Browne. He was a preacher of retreats and missions, but he had a lifelong passion too for photography. Decades after his death, ...

Did you know that Dublin is home to the oldest surviving collection of the Letters of St Paul? It’s an extraordinarily precious survival from the ancient world, known to scholars as P46. The First Fragments exhibition runs in the Chester ...

Papyrus makes a great writing surface, but in ancient Egypt it was used for all sorts of other practical purposes too. A recent discovery in the Irish midlands showed, astonishingly, that papyrus was used in the early Christian period here ...

Fr Eoin Casey OP is a member of the Irish Dominican Province, and is currently assigned to St Mary’s Priory, Cork. Shot and edited by: Patrick Grant (linktr.ee/patrickgrant) – Follow us on Instagram for more great content: instagram.com/irishdominicans

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The Septuagint is the ancient translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Greek. It was used by Jews and Christians, and it made the stories of the people of Israel accessible to an enormous readership. Some of the oldest ...

The Rule of St Basil has always been hugely influential among Christians in the Byzantine world, but its influence is felt among Coptic Christians too, and even as far afield as Iona! For the early Irish monastic saints, St Basil ...

Fr Donagh O’Shea is a member of the community in St Mary’s Dominican Priory, Tallaght, and Director of the Dominican Retreat Centre there. His daily reflections are posted on goodnews.ie. His book, ‘Take Nothing for the Journey’, based on his ...

In the ancient world, a huge amount of labour went into the making of papyrus, ink, and writing implements. And it was all made of natural materials, ingeniously transformed. The First Fragments exhibition runs in the Chester Beatty, Dublin, until ...